Dr Shakuntala Thilsted

Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted serves as Global Lead for Nutrition and Public Health at WorldFish, a One CGIAR entity, partnering with the Global Programme Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture under the special initiative ONEWORLD no hunger. She is recipient of the 2021 World Food Prize, as well as the 2021 Arrell Global Food Innovation Award. Shakuntala is a member of the Steering Committee of the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) of the United Nations Committee on World Food Security (CFS) and Vice Chair of the UN Food Systems Summit 2021: Action Track 4 – Advance Equitable Livelihoods, as well as a Food Systems Champion. She holds a PhD from the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University Copenhagen (presently: Faculty of Life Sciences), Denmark, and an Honorary Doctorate from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

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All contributions by Dr Shakuntala Thilsted

Diversity Is the Fundamental Principle to Use

Diversity Is the Fundamental Principle to Use

An Interview with Shakuntala Thilsted

A conversation with aquatic researcher Shakuntala Thilsted on the long-neglected nutrition benefits of aquatic diets and the empowering qualities of a sustainable aqua-food systems transformation.

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